Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009
Photos are courtesy of the American Bar Association. All photos were taken over the years at ABA Day in Washington D.C.
MBA bids farewell to Kennedy
The Massachusetts Bar Association mourns the loss of its
esteemed colleague, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.
"A national champion for social and economic justice, Sen.
Kennedy was a highly valued advocate for the Massachusetts legal
community and the public we serve," said MBA President Edward W.
McIntyre. "His work on our behalf during decades of tireless
service in the U.S. Senate will continue to have an immeasurable
impact on and serve as inspiration for generations to come."
The MBA honored Kennedy with its Legislator of the Year Award in
2007 for his outstanding contribution to the improvement of the
administration of justice in the commonwealth. The senator also
served as the keynote speaker at the MBA's 1998 Annual Dinner. In
addition, each spring, Kennedy met with MBA leadership in
Washington, D.C., to discuss issues of importance to the
Kennedy was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1959 and served
as an assistant district attorney in Suffolk County from 1961 to
1962. Among other issues, Kennedy served as a leading advocate for
legal services funding. He also lent a strong voice for the
preservation of attorney-client privilege and an independent
judiciary. In addition, Kennedy's influence and input resulted in
countless access to justice improvements for the most vulnerable